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« on: March 05, 2007 07:17:51 PM »

I took up embroidery last summer when I discovered Sublime Stitching. This Sampler was actually the first thing I made because I wanted to practice, and this is one of my favorite quotes. I have it hanging over my bed now!



I freehanded the pink swirly border as I went. I wrote the letters on the fabric (just a solid fat quarter) with white chalk stuff, but I didn't follow them very well, hence the slight tilting and awkwardness. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007 08:01:00 PM »

Love it!!!

I've done this saying a couple times as cross stitch for friends when I am between projects and its always a favorite.

Regarding the tilting and awkwardness: Straight lines and perfection are usually signs of being "well behaved".  A little attitude and a lot of personality are signs of making history  Wink

Cheers.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007 05:45:02 PM »

Regarding the tilting and awkwardness: Straight lines and perfection are usually signs of being "well behaved".  A little attitude and a lot of personality are signs of making history  Wink

Ditto!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007 03:33:26 PM »

Cute! I love it. I think I'll do this in cross stitch
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007 09:03:05 PM »

love it.  now i want one.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007 08:02:55 AM »

the only way I make my letters straight is to use a sulky tranfer pen on fonts from the computer. I love Jenny's font's but can't line the alphabet letters at all.

Looks good, great quote, and I like the color choice!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007 12:04:09 PM »

Looks good, great quote, and I like the color choice!

I agree about the color choice.  Its very playful and non-traditional for a quote-craft, which again fits in with the quote itself.

Also it looks like a chocolate cake...and now I am hungry  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007 04:44:36 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments!!! 

Regarding the tilting and awkwardness: Straight lines and perfection are usually signs of being "well behaved".  A little attitude and a lot of personality are signs of making history  Wink

I agree!  I'm definitely not a well-behaved woman by any stretch of the imagination, so the not-straightness of the letters totally fits.

As for the color, I started out by picking the color I liked best from the embroidery floss area, and went from there.  I'm thinking of doing sort of a feminist/activist quote collection -- I started sketching one for "Be the change you want to see in the world" as my next project.

Thanks again!!
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